Episode 3: Friendship
Frieze’s Autumn Listening Sessions are hosted by the poet, performer, jazz archivist and frieze columnist Harmony Holiday and poet, cultural theorist and 2020 MacArthur Fellow Fred Moten. From their living rooms in LA and New York, respectively, the pair continue a longstanding, free-flowing exchange of words, records and reflections.
For the final episode in their three-part series, Fred & Harmony play and discuss music and poetry that evokes friendship.
Episode 3 Track list
Aretha Franklin & Mavis Staples – 'Oh Happy Day' (1987)
The Staple Singers – 'God Bless the Children' (1969)
Charles Mingus – 'Hope So Eric' (1964)
Pharoah Sanders – 'In the Beginning' (1963-64)
Parliament – 'P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)' (1975)
Sly and the Family Stone – 'Thank You for Talkin’ to Me, Africa' (1971)
Carmen McRae, Betty Carter – 'Am I Blue?' (1987)
Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell – 'Ain’t No Mountain High Enough' (1967)
Biz Markie – 'Just A Friend' (1989)
Erykah Badu, Common – 'Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)' (2002)
Sade – 'I Will Be Your Friend' (1984)
Betty Carter – 'Girl Talk' (1969)
Billie Holiday – 'Just Friends' (1955)
Listen to Harmony & Fred's 'Friendship' playlist here
The full recording of Episode 1: Quietness, from 22 October 2020, is available to view HERE.
The full recording of Episode 2: Distance, from 19 November 2020, is available to view HERE.